Our Policies

CompetencyWorks is designed to support the development of a community of people knowledgeable about competency-based education. We rely on all of you to help make this a dynamic website by becoming a contributing author, responding to posts in the comments section, and forwarding resources and story ideas to us.

CompetencyWorks is a project of iNACOL in partnership with the American Youth Policy Forum, Jobs for the Future, and the National Governors Association. We have provided our policies below in order to ensure transparency and a respectful conversation. We reserve the right to update the policies.


The views and opinions expressed in posts at www.competencyworks.org represent only those of the particular author(s). The views and opinions of the posts do not represent iNACOL or any of the partner organizations. The views and options do not represent the people, institutions, or organizations that are referenced within the posts.

Comment Policy

CompetencyWorks wants to hear your comments. We want to make sure that we maintain a respectful conversation that supports learning and building knowledge. Therefore, we reserve the following rights:

  • Delete comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam.
  • Delete comments that are abusive, illegal, or disruptive, or that otherwise fail to meet the requirements of this Comment Policy.
  • Delete comments that include profanity or language and concepts that could be deemed offensive.
  • Delete comments that include irrelevant links. When comments are relevant to the topic, including links to relevant content is permitted.
  • Delete comments that personally attack an individual or group of individuals.
  • Edit comments for spelling, grammatical, or factual errors.
  • Delete any comments posted on the blog, without notice, regardless of whether or not such communications violate the above standards.

By posting comments on CompetencyWorks, you are giving the irrevocable right to reproduce, distribute, publish, display, edit, modify, create derivative works from, and otherwise use your submission for any purpose in any form on any media. CompetencyWorks is not responsible and will not be held accountable for comments posted to www.competencyworks.org.

Contributing Author Policy

CompetencyWorks welcomes contributing authors to share their ideas, innovations, best practices, and recommendations on how we best advance competency-based education. We anticipate that many posts will approach competency-based education and related topics. We seek authors from all perspectives, such as students, teachers, principals, district administrators, state policymakers, and community leaders.

Submitting and Publishing Articles

We accept guest articles on a case-by-case basis. We will support contributing authors upon request to become comfortable with the blog format through topic selection, guidance, and feedback/editing. Please contact Eliot Levine at elevine (at) inacol (dot) org to discuss your idea for a guest article or articles.

Reposting Policy

CompetencyWorks permits reposting of posts found on www.competencyworks.org with attribution to the original article, the author, and www.competencyworks.org unless noted otherwise. We ask that you abide by the following guidelines:

  • Write the following attribution line before the copied blog post:  (“Article Title” with hyperlink to the original post) by (Author Name) was originally published on (CompetencyWorks with hyperlink to www.competencyworks.org).
  • Do not alter, edit, change, or revise any written or visual content on the original blog post when reposting.

Linking Policy

CompetencyWorks is not responsible for additional content found on blogs or websites that link back to CompetencyWorks or choose to re-post articles published at www.competencyworks.org. CompetencyWorks does not endorse blogs, websites, bloggers, journalists, or writers who re-post CompetencyWorks content. CompetencyWorks includes attribution links back to original works on all republished articles. CompetencyWorks allows guest bloggers to include links back to their websites or blogs in their blog posts or author biography so long as the links are relevant to the content of the blog post. CompetencyWorks reserves the right to remove a link from any blog post or author biography without explanation.

Privacy Policy

You may visit CompetencyWorks anonymously as we do not use cookies. We encourage you to sign up for monthly newsletters as it also helps us build a network of advocates for competency-based learning.

CompetencyWorks collects a minimum amount of information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, or comment or sign up for a webinar. Any of the information we collect from you may be used to send periodic emails with news, updates, or service information. We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personally identifiable information to outside parties.

By using our site, you consent to this privacy policy.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy please contact us at elevine (at) competencyworks (dot) org.

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